Multifunctionality at farm and landscape level facing rural and agricultural marginalization: sustainability and policy evaluation at case-study level

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Project title | Multifunctionality at farm and landscape level facing rural and agricultural marginalization: sustainability and policy evaluation at case-study level
Project Code | POCI/AGR/59832/2004
Main objective |

Region of intervention |

Beneficiary entity |
  • Universidade de Évora(líder)
  • Instituto do Mar(parceiro)

Approval date | 11-01-2005
Start date | 01-06-2005
Date of the conclusion | 01-06-2008

Total eligible cost |
European Union financial support |
National/regional public financial support |

Summary

The role of agriculture has been changed in many rural areas of Europe, especially in more remote areas, where production is no longer feasible or is threatened in the current market, but where the landscape is nevertheless valued by society through other functions. The agriculture is no longer the most important sector as a support to the rural economy, but nevertheless may be the rural economy, to provide the basis for supporting the agricultural sector. In this new paradigm, there is a need to understand and assess how the roles of the cultural and leisure functions depend on the farming management .  The aim  is to understand what are the expectations of the users related with these non-commodity functions, in relation to the rural landscape, and what are the land cover patterns they prefer for their activity.Another goal is to assess what is the role of farming for the performance of these functions, and what may be synergies and conflicts for the future.s for the future.


Objectives, activities and expected/achieved results

Objectives

 

1.  Avaliação das principais  tendências de mudança da paisagem.

2. Identificação das funções “sociais” que são suportadas pela paisagem, e quais as expectativas e preferências dos utilizadores, quanto à paisagem.   

3.  Identificação  do papel que a agricultura tem para essas funções, e das limitações e potencialidades sentidas ao nível da exploração para o suporte destas funções.

 

Activities

 Artigos:

3 - 1 num livro e dois em actas de congressos

Apresentações orais:

4 apresentações  em congressos nacionais e internacionais.

Apresentações em Poster:

8  posters em congressos nacionais e internacionais.

Workshops:

 3 workshops